Chipper Jones Will Be Featured at Georgia’s Baseball Banquet

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Chipper Jones Will Be Featured at Georgia’s Baseball Banquet

Chipper Jones Photo courtesy of chipperjones.com

Chipper Jones
Photo courtesy of chipperjones.com

 

Tickets are now on sale to attend University of Georgia’s 1st Pitch Banquet at the Classic Center on Thursday, Feb. 11 featuring Atlanta Braves great Chipper Jones and the 2016 Bulldog baseball team.

 

The highlights of the dinner event include hearing from Jones, meeting the 2016 Georgia Bulldog team and coaching staff plus a silent auction.

 

Doors open at six p.m. with the dinner to begin at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $100/person ($75 for former Bulldog baseball players). A table for 10 is $850. The deadline to reserve your seat(s) or table is Feb. 4.

 

Jones, the former number one overall pick of the 1990 draft, spent his entire 19-year Major League career with the Braves. An eight-time All-Star and 1999 National League Most Valuable Player, he was a key part of the 1995 World Series champions. One of the game’s most accomplished switch hitters, Jones posted a career batting average of .303, a .401 on-base percentage, hit 468 home runs and tallied 1,623 RBI. Jones earned a National League batting title in 2008 and drove in 100-or-more runs nine times and scored at least 100 runs eight times.

 

The Braves retired Jones’ number 10 and inducted him into the team’s Hall of Fame in 2013. In December of 2015, he rejoined the Braves as a special assistant in baseball operations. He will be eligible for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.

 

Scott Stricklin is in his third season leading the Bulldogs, and the 2016 college baseball season opens Feb. 19.

 

For tickets and additional information regarding the banquet, call (706) 542-7971 or email Shirley Toney in the UGA Baseball office atstoney@sports.uga.edu. Fans can reserve their spot(s) for the banquet with online registration, however, please note that you will need to provide your email and date of birth. To register, here’s the link: http://gado.gs/55l

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